Super Simple Cotton Infinity Scarf from a T-shirt

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If you're like me, winter chill makes you crazy. Toes, fingers, and especially,  air down the neck.

This is something I came up with, then discovered it has a name, the infinity scarf. This home-made version is super simple and you can whip one up in just a coupla minutes.  I wear one all the time now that it's under-heating weather. It's really easy to make.

The name "infinity scarf" was someone's brainchild, so the concept is not unique. The simplicity and ease of production here to tell makes this what I feel is my signature contribution to civilization.  You're welcome.

It is basically the trunk part of a T-shirt cut to a desired width and wrapped around your neck to keep the draft out.
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Step 1: Find a T-shirt you don't need

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I like dark colors, but you can choose any. Red is good. Tie-dye is always awesome.

A pair of stout scissors. Lightweight scissors will make the job a little harder.

Step 2: Cut the T-shirt from underarm to underarm

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Straighten out the shirt flat and cut through both layers if you can.
Cut from under the arm holes for a really thick scarf, farther down for thinner.

Careful, scissors are sharp! Don't cut the bedspread or placemats or homework laying underneath.

Step 3: Needs More Cat Hair!

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Stormy wants to help.

Step 4: Just about done

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You can make it less thick by trimming it.

A wide-cut swath is good for tundra conditions, and it can go over your head, too.

Narrower for style. You can find your right size according to your conditions.

The cotton is comfy on your skin. I wear mine most of the day. It's like a mock turtleneck.

Step 5: Done. Now try it on.

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It goes around your neck twice, or wear it loose like a Dali Donut.

The cotton naturally curls in at the cut side, so you never really see the rough edge. You can cut the hem side as well.

The stretchy material easily doubles up around your neck. It launders nicely.

My sister made one from a tie-dyed shirt, it looks great.

Thanks for reading!
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ddevronn1 year ago
This is a great idea for those t-shirts that you get handed out during events; nobody ever wears them again.
EmcySquare2 years ago
I use to make 2 "scarves" out of a TShist: I cut 'em like you do, but separate the front from the back, each piece is sewed back to a cilinder, put the hem on it (and may be an elastic band in it)
grannyjones2 years ago
This would be a great use for all those awesome colored shirts that
come home from the thrift shop (oops--don't fit)
WriterChick2 years ago
This is quite lovely, very clear and concise. It's always nice to see the feline assistant providing anti-gravity relief and sharing extra fiber with the human.

I'm sure you noted this, but your model does seem to suffering from quite the bad case of rasters. Extra vitamin C might help ...